Parish of the Transfiguration

     News:  August 4, 2021               

Artwork: The Holy Transfiguration, Visoki Dečani monastery, Serbia. Fresco. 

The Transfiguration of the Lord
August 6

"This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him."
Matthew 17:5

Almighty God, on the holy mount you revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured: mercifully deliver us from the darkness of this world, and change us into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
                                                                     ~ Book of Common Prayer, pg. 418

Photo Credit: Anita Jankovic on Unsplash

Sharing Sad News...

We extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers
to Darlene, Susan, and Tammy on the sudden loss of
their mother, Myrna Yakubovich
Myrna was a faithful and committed member of
our St. Matthew's church family. 
Please keep the Yakubovich family in your prayers.

Click here to link to the Obituary

There will be a church funeral for Myrna
at 11am on Thursday, August 5 
at St. Matthew's in Florence.
Many Several of Myrna's beautiful quilts 
will be on display.
Space will be limited due to COVID.
To attend, please contact one of
the wardens: Shirley Sewell or Evelyn Bilton.


Sunday, August 8, 2021
Scripture Readings for 11th after Pentecost

1 Kings 19: 4-8
Psalm 34: 1-8
John 6: 35, 41-51


Come and join us for worship!

We have now entered Stage 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopening. 
The maximum attendance per service is the number of persons
who can be seated with a 6ft (2m) distance from all other persons
not of their own household. 

In-Person Eucharistic services 
held Sunday at:

9:30 a.m. at Christ Church, Dresden
11:00 a.m. at Church of the Advent, Ridgetown

If you would like to attend one of these services, please let one of the wardens
know so we can save a space for you:
      * Christ Church - Linda DeBurger or Gay Hooper
      * Church of the Advent - Ron Bolohan or Joan Cofell
A service of Morning Prayer will continue to be held
on ZOOM every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Parish ZOOM Link
ZOOM Information
Meeting ID: 425 593 9269
Passcode:  bleSSings5

Join Worship or Meetings by TELEPHONE

Call into 1-888-229-5422

Summer Projects! 
We usually all have one project or another on the go.  Most projects involve some intensive labour.  Sometimes we call our "projects" by another name. 
  • The "bucket list" - something you want to accomplish in a set time period.
  • The "DIY list" - something you want to do on your own.
  • The "Honey Do list" - for those who have a partner that likes to provide some input to what should be done. 
  • The "Get-R-Done list" - for those with a no-nonsense/take charge personality.
It doesn't seem to matter what we call our project - it's on a list and something we want to get done and it involves some work.  Hopefully, we can add in some fun to ease the burden along the way.  Our projects... or lists, usually involve a goal of making something better. 

Shown above are two of my "summer projects this year. 

Do you have a summer project?
Is it completed?  or Still on the go?
We all would love  to hear about it or see a picture. 
Please email me at: 

Pic. 1)
Project: Painting my mom's old picket fence
Perks/Benefits:  Using power tools! My son loaned me his Electric Sander...BZzzz!
Motivational Tool:  Counting things helps me to break the project down. It also helps me to see the progress along the way.
Numbers:  209 boards to paint. UGH!
Goal:  Paint at least 15 boards every time you pick up the paint brush and paint can.
Current Status:   A work in progress.
Good News:  27 more boards to go!  The end is, alas. in sight!
Spiritual Aspects: 
- Silence, Solitude, Peace...the only one on the job.  
- Gratitude...for being outdoors...beautiful weather days.
- the music of nature....birdsong, crickets chirping.
- Simplicity...getting out of the "head" and getting lost in the physical.
- Meditative...repetitive nature draws you in.
- Centered...letting go of busyness and resting in the present moment.
- Unplugging...fully present.
- of something, recycling the old to make it "new" again.
-Service...doing for of time and talent to a project

Pic. 2)
Project: Cleaning up an old metal urn that a church friend gave me
Perks/Benefits: 2 Free good quality urns.  Only 1 can of spray paint involved, no brushing and no fussing.
Motivational Tool: Envisioning the beauty the urns will hold after completion.
Numbers: BONUS! 10 minutes of time and less than $15 for paint.
Goal: Freshen up an old item and make it new.
Current Status:  Complete and planted!
Good News: Who doesn't love a "summer makeover!"
Spiritual Aspects:
- Caring for Creation....planting and tending to flowers
- Stewardship...recycling something old to be "new" again.
- Gardening...connection to the earth....planting joy...
- Seasonal Balance...winter/
- Creation's Elements...water, soil, sun 
- Grounded...rooted.
- Abundance...the beauty of flowers in a simple black urn
- Hope...that something will grow and flourish from this placeholder
We are to live out our faith everywhere we find ourselves. 
The "summer projects" we do, whether big or small, in our kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and outside surroundings become spiritual in nature when they bring us back to ourselves. 
Even the church has "Summer Projects!"  
a.k.a. things on the "To Do list" that need to get done!

"Summer Project"

Photo Credit: Mtr Lisa


The churches involved in the Lambton-Kent cluster of ministry will meet on Thursday, August 19. Please keep those representing our churches, and the whole process in your prayers! 

Parish council meets next on Thursday, September 16, at 7 pm via Zoom. Parish council members can use the Parish Zoom link found in the weekly newsletter to join. 

Please have your orders
into Joan Cofell
by 9:00 am on
Friday, August 27, 2021

Etransfer is the preferred method of payment,
and it can be sent to:
✨   TODAY'S QUOTE  ✨  

"There are two fatal errors that keep
great projects from coming to life:
1) Not finishing
2) Not starting."

                                                      ~ Buddha Gautama

Blessings as we enter August, the month known for sweetcorn and tomatoes!  
~ Tracy in the Parish Office


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Rector: The Rev. Dr. Justin Comber
Vicar: The Rev. Dr. Lisa Wang

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